Course Selection Info - North Montco Technical Career Center

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North Montco

Technical Career Center

Achieve

Your Career

Dreams

at NMTCC

Education

Mechatronics

Construction

Trade

Allied Health

Income

Drafting and Design

Employment

Specialty

Precision Machining

Recreational

Power Equipment

Work

Health

Protective Services

Jobs

Internet Technologies

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

Technical

Automotive Technology

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Destination for Success

INSIDE THIS GUIDE:

What sets NMTCC apart ........................................................................................... 3

SOAR .......................................................................................................................... 4

Getting a Head Start on College .............................................................................. 5

Real World Experience.............................................................................................. 6

Leadership Organizations ........................................................................................ 7

Success Stories .......................................................................................................30

Where Are You Going After High School? .............................................................. 31

Continuing Education .............................................................................................32

Fast Facts ................................................................................................................33

Myth vs. Fact ...........................................................................................................34

CONSTRUCTION TRADES CAREERS

Construction Carpentry ............................................................................................ 8

Electrical Trades ........................................................................................................ 9

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning .............................................................10

COSMETOLOGY CAREERS

Cosmetology ............................................................................................................11

HOSPITALITY CAREERS

Culinary Arts ............................................................................................................12

ENGINEERING/MANUFACTURING CAREERS

Drafting & Design ...................................................................................................13

Mechatronics ..........................................................................................................14

Precision Machining ...............................................................................................15

Welding & Fabrication ............................................................................................16

AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES CAREERS

Horticulture ............................................................................................................. 17

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CAREERS

Allied Health ............................................................................................................18

Biotechnology ..........................................................................................................19

Health Occupations ................................................................................................20

Protective Services .................................................................................................21

POWER & TRANSPORTATION CAREERS

Automotive Technology ...........................................................................................22

Auto Collision Repair ...............................................................................................23

Diesel Truck Technology ......................................................................................... 24

Recreational Power Equipment .............................................................................25

Warehousing & Logistics ........................................................................................26

VISUAL COMMUNICATION CAREERS

Commercial and Advertising Art ............................................................................ 27

Graphic Arts ............................................................................................................28

Internet Technologies .............................................................................................29

What sets North Montco

Technical Career Center Apart

What sets NMTCC apart?

North Montco Technical Career Center (NMTCC) is a great place to learn and explore a career before entering college, a technical school or the workforce.

NMTCC offers you the tools for success. Here are just a couple ways that NMTCC differs from a traditional high school education:

Taking the fast track to a satisfying career

The educational experience at NMTCC extends beyond the classroom. Internships, community service, field trips, guest speakers and cooperative work experience provide students with valuable experience and expose students to various careers and possible career connections. All students benefit from NMTCC’s partnerships with business and industry; over 200 local employers volunteer their time on various school committees which help keep our programs in sync with the demands of the modern workplace. NMTCC provides the tools to put students on the fast track to a satisfying career.

Getting a head start on college

NMTCC maintains dual enrollment and articulation agreements with numerous colleges and technical schools. This means that NMTCC students can earn post-secondary credit while still in high school. These partnerships permit our students to earn college credits from these schools for the technical course work completed at NMTCC. NMTCC allows students to get a head start on college and save money at the same time.

Who can attend NMTCC?

Students in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 who live in any of the 5 participating school districts may attend NMTCC depending on the enrollment schedule for your district.

The participating districts include Methacton, North Penn,

Perkiomen Valley, Souderton Area, and Wissahickon.

In addition, the private schools of Christopher Dock and

Lansdale Catholic are connected to NMTCC.

How Do I Enroll?

Review our programs on our website (www.nmtcc.

org) for pre-requisites and costs. You may contact a North Montco Technical Career Center Guidance

Counselor by calling 215-368-1177 for an application.

Applications are also available through your sending school Guidance Counselor.

May I participate in activities at my high school?

The school day at NMTCC is structured so students can return to their high schools for after school activities and sports. Students are encouraged to participate in these activities at their sending high schools. In addition, by attending NMTCC, students have the opportunity to make new friends and exercise their leadership abilities in the career and technical student organizations that are active at NMTCC.

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Earn College Credits While in High School

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SOAR - STUDENTS OCCUPATIONALLY and ACADEMICALLY READY

A SOAR program is a Pennsylvania Department of Education approved, Career

& Tec hnical Education Program that credits skills and tasks learned at the high school level to a postsecondary (college) degree, diploma or certificate program. SOAR programs prepare today’s student for tomorrow’s high demand and high wage careers.

SOAR BENEFITS

• Saving Money on College Tuition

• Saving Time by Shortening College Attendance

• Getting on the Right Career Pathway

• Entering the Job Market Ready

• Getting a Consistent Education

HOW DO YOU GET STARTED?

• Your first step is to share this information with your parents.

• Together you can then contact your NMTCC counselor prior to scheduling for the next school year.

• Include college prep academic courses in your schedule to assure college success.

To view current advanced credit opportunities articulated with postsecondary institutions, go to PA Bureau of CTE SOAR programs under the

Search button at www.collegetransfer.net.

Getting a head start on college

Articulation Agreements

Each program has agreements with different technical schools where students can continue their education and receive credit for work completed while in high school.

Dual Enrollment

Are you a high school junior or senior who wants to earn several college credits before leaving high school? Get a step ahead by participating in the North Montco Technical Career

Center (NMTCC) dual enrollment program.

What is Dual Enrollment?

The dual enrollment program is a special dual credit program designed for NMTCC students who want an enriching early college experience. This program allows students to take college-level courses that fulfill both high school and college graduation requirements.

Advantages of Dual Enrollment?

• Accelerates a student’s college career and provides quality educational experience close to home

• Allows qualified students the ability to earn college credit and high school credit at the same time

• Provides quality, college-level instruction at

NMTCC during regular school hours

• Prepares students for immediate career opportunities, admission to the partnering school and transferable credits to other colleges on a parallel course-for-course basis

• Enables student to receive reduced tuition cost per credit

How do I apply for admission?

• In order to participate in a dual enrollment program, students must meet all NMTCC entrance requirements.

• Students may pick up an early admissions application from a NMTCC guidance counselor.

• Students must return the completed application to a NMTCC guidance counselor.

How do I register?

Students may register at NMTCC by completing a dual enrollment course registration form which is available through the NMTCC Guidance

Department.

• Students must complete the participating college’s online application.

What courses are available for Dual

Enrollment?

Through Montgomery County Community College

• Biotechnology

• Culinary Arts Technology

• Health Occupations Technology

Through Reading Area Community College

• Mechatronics

Note: Please contact the NMTCC guidance department

for additional credits that may be available.

Post Secondary Partners

Some of the post-secondary institutions in which

NMTCC has articulation agreements include the following:

• Antonelli Institute

• Automotive Training Center

• Baltimore International College

• Bucks County Community College

• Gwynedd Mercy College

• Harcum College

• Johnson & Wales University

• Montgomery County Community College

• Nashville Auto Diesel College

• Northampton County Community College

• Northwestern College

• Ohio Technical College

• Pennsylvania College of Technology

• Reading Area Community College

• The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College

• Universal Technical Institute (UTI)

• University of North Western Ohio

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Real World Experience

School-to-Career Learning Programs

School-to-career learning programs at NMTCC combine quality education with worksite learning so students are given the opportunity to apply the valuable skills they are learning. The School-to-Career office can assist with creating a resume and developing interviewing skills.

This office also provides job postings for students who want to gain real-life, on-the-job experience before graduating from high school. One of NMTCC’s School-to-Career programs may be the opportunity you need to further your career goal.

The programs available to students at NMTCC include:

• Internship

• Pennsylvania Youth Apprenticeship Program (PYAP)

• Cooperative Education (Co-op)

Internship (non-paid)

Internships provide students with the opportunity to spend time at local businesses and non-profit organizations. Internships also provide valuable, real-life experience, build interpersonal and workplace skills and enable students to put classroom theory into practice.

Pennsylvania Youth Apprenticeship Program (PYAP)

This employer-driven program offers paid, on-the-job training experience through a partnership with a sponsoring company. Employers participate with school staff to develop and monitor the curriculum and standards. The program is offered to 10th, 11th and 12th grade students. On the job work experience is designed for 11th and 12th grade students. Students must have successfully completed all major academic subjects and be on grade level to enroll in this program.

Students must complete an application and interview process as well as sign a training agreement accepting responsibilities of the position.

Academic and technical instruction is delivered at NMTCC in an integrated learning environment as applicable to the youth apprentice’s career plan.

Cooperative Education (Co-op)

Students who wish to begin building their resume before they graduate should consider the Cooperative Education program. This paid work experience is designed for seniors enrolled in a NMTCC program who have demonstrated competence in their field and have secured the necessary recommendations. Students who qualify for this program have the opportunity to obtain real work experience and practice the specific skills they have learned.

Leadership Organizations

SkillsUSA

Learn about leadership. Travel. Compete. Help others. Meet career professionals.

Make friends. Have fun. Students who join SkillsUSA do all this and more. Annual

SkillsUSA competitions at the local, regional, state and national levels enable students to showcase their technical, professional and interpersonal skills. In addition, students learn about teamwork and citizenship. SkillsUSA students also organize many school activities and community service events.

For the past two years,

NMTCC has had winners on the national level.

National Technical Honor Society

The National Technical Honor Society recognizes outstanding career and technical students. The organization rewards achievement and encourages scholastic excellence. Induction is not transferable from one year to the next. Each year, students must go through the selection process. This organization cultivates a stronger image for career and technical education.

FFA

Formerly known as Future Farmers of America, FFA enables students to develop their potential for leadership, personal growth and career success through activities and competitions focusing on landscaping and horticulture. Membership is open to students enrolled in the Horticulture program.

ROBOTICS TEAM

The robotics team is a joint venture between North Montco Technical Career

Center and North Penn School District. The team extends the mission of USFIRST to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, inspire innovation, and foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. Membership is open to all NMTCC students regardless of sending school.

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Construction Trades

CONSTRUCTION CARPENTRY

The Construction Carpentry program covers instruction in safe and proper use of hand and power tools, drywall work, counter tops, finish carpentry, as well as building wood frame structures such as rough framing, roofing and siding.

What you will learn

Proper use of hand and power tools

Site preparation

Rough framing

Interior finish

Exterior finish

Some commercial carpentry skills

Physical criteria

Manual dexterity

Heavy lifting/carrying

Strong eye/hand coordination

Physical stamina/strength

Pushing/pulling

Good depth and color perception

Certifications students can earn

Construction Safety (OSHA)

Career possibilities

Carpenter’s Helper

Carpenter (residential/commercial)

Roofer

Drywall Installer

Cabinetmaker

General Contractor

Career possibilities with additional education

Construction Foreman

Construction Supervisor

Building Inspector

North Montco Technical Career Center conducts a survey of the seniors each year to determine their plans for the future. This chart indicates the plans of the Class of 2016 for the

Construction Carpentry program.

20%

20%

40%

20%

Trade related employment

Post-secondary education in a non-trade related field

Post-secondary education in a trade related field

Military

Graduates from this program attend the following post-secondary institutions:

Cabrini College

Montgomery County Community

College

Northampton Community College

Penn College of Technology

Triangle Tech

The Williamson Free School of

Mechanical Trades

Students enrolled in this program are required to purchase specific tools, uniforms and equipment.

North Montco Technical Career Center conducts a survey of the seniors each year to determine their plans for the future. This chart indicates the plans of the Class of 2016 for the

Electrical Trades program.

14%

43%

43%

Trade related employment

Post-secondary education in a trade related field

Post-secondary education in a non-trade related field

Graduates from this program attend the following post-secondary institutions:

Montgomery County Community

College

Penn College of Technology

Construction Trades

ELECTRICAL TRADES

Experienced electricians are in serious demand.

Students in the Electrical Trades program learn about residential and commercial/industrial wiring and low-voltage systems, involving communication voice data and security systems. The program consists of instruction in electrical AC-DC theory, national electric code, wiring methods and industrial applications.

What you will learn

Residential electricity

Commercial electricity

Industrial electricity

Communication voice data and security systems

National electric code

Wiring methods and various conduits

Electrical AC-DC theory

Associated math relative to electrical studies

Physical criteria

Manual dexterity

Heavy lifting/carrying

Strong eye/hand coordination

Physical stamina/strength

Pushing/pulling

Good depth and color perception

Certifications students can earn

General Industry Safety (OSHA)

Career possibilities

Electrician’s Helper

Residential Wiremen

Commercial Wiremen

Industrial Wiremen

Career possibilities with additional education

Electrical Contractor

Electrical Engineer

Journeyman Electrician

Students enrolled in this program are required to purchase specific tools, uniforms and equipment.

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Construction Trades

HEATING, VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING (HVAC)

The heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) industry has become an increasingly important part of our environment. Indoor environmental air quality is essential in residential, commercial and industrial applications. Many technological advances could not be accomplished without the HVAC specialist.

The HVAC program consists of basic to advanced instruction in both the installation and servicing of residential systems. Students are trained in electrical principles, plumbing, oil and gas heating, air conditioning, heat pumps and basic refrigeration systems.

North Montco Technical Career Center’s HVAC program has been granted accreditation by HVAC Excellence. As an accredited program, students who complete the HVAC program at North Montco Technical

Career Center can now be fast tracked to higher entry level positions with some of North America’s premier contractors.

North Montco Technical Career Center conducts a survey of the seniors each year to determine their plans for the future. This chart indicates the plans of the Class of 2016 for the

HVAC program.

20%

20%

60%

What you will learn

Physical criteria

Installation and servicing of residential systems

Oil and gas heating installation/servicing

Air conditioning and heat pumps installation/servicing

Electrical principles

Basic plumbing skills

Basic refrigeration systems

Manual dexterity

Heavy lifting/carrying

Strong eye/hand coordination

Physical stamina/strength

Pushing/pulling

Students enrolled in this program are required to purchase specific tools, uniforms and equipment.

Certifications students can earn

Section 608 Refrigerant/Recovery

National Oilheat Research Alliance (Bronze)

Gastite and Trac Gaspipe

General Industry Safety (OSHA)

HVAC Excellence Certifications

Career possibilities

Oil Heating Service Technician

Gas Heating Service Technician

Plumber/Pipe Fitter Technician

Residential Heating/Cooling Technician

Installation/Service Technician

AC/Heat Pump Technician

Refrigeration Mechanic

Career possibilities with additional education

HVAC Specialist

Air Conditioning and Heating Engineer

Factory Service Representative

Energy Management Control Engineer

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Trade related employment

Post-secondary education in a trade related field

Military

Graduates from this program attend the following post-secondary institution:

Penn College of Technology

Cosmetology

North Montco Technical Career Center conducts a survey of the seniors each year to determine their plans for the future. This chart indicates the plans of the Class of 2016 for the

4%

4%

54% 17%

21%

Post-secondary education in a trade related field

Trade related employment

Post-secondary education in a non-trade related field

Non-trade related employment

Undecided

Graduates from this program attend the following post-secondary institutions:

Art Institute of Philadelphia

Bloomsburg University

Gwynedd Mercy College

Lansdale School of Business

Montgomery County Community

College

Shippensburg University

Temple University

West Chester University

Students enrolled in this program are required to purchase specific tools, uniforms and equipment.

Cosmetology students learn the competencies and skills needed to pass the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology practical and written licensing exams through a program that meets the state-required hours of instruction. Students must complete 1250 hours of instruction, with at least a 75% grade average, before they are eligible to take the State Board of Cosmetology license examination. After completing 900 hours, students are able to apply for the state exam. The state will not issue a license until 1250 hours have been completed. The program covers instruction in a) Cosmetology (hair care), b) Esthetics (skin care and make-up), c) Nail

Technology, and d) Salon Management. Students apply theory and skills and strengthen competencies through hands-on experience which includes a salon open to the community.

What you will learn

Theory

Scalp and shampoo treatments

Hair cutting/coloring/styling

Chemical hair reconstruction

Esthetics

Nail technology

Customer relations

Salon management

Receptionist duties

Physical criteria

Manual dexterity

Good depth and color perception

Strong eye/hand coordination

Physical stamina/strength

Endurance for standing many hours in one place

Certifications students can earn

PA State Cosmetology License

Career possibilities

Manufacturer’s Representative

Cosmetologist

Styling Assistant

Hair Colorist

Make-up Artist

Shampoo Assistant

Nail Technician

Career possibilities with additional education

Barber

Teacher

Hair Braider

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Culinary Arts

From prep cook to executive chef, the culinary industry offers a world of career possibilities. NMTCC’s Culinary Arts program is nationally certified as an American Culinary Federation Education Foundation

(ACFEF) secondary certified program. Learning takes place in the classroom, kitchen, bakery and restaurant. Students also intern at local restaurants and other businesses and participate in public service events and culinary skills competitions.

After completing a one year rotation in the Culinary Arts program, students have the opportunity to select one of three areas: baking and pastry art, culinary chef, institutional (large quantity) food preparation. Students completing the program may enter the workforce or continue their education in college.

What you will learn

Sanitation

Cooking Techniques

Soup and Sauce Techniques

Dining Room Operations

Knife Handling

Supervision and Management

Baking Skills

Portering

Nutrition

Cost Controls

Safety

Physical criteria

Manual dexterity

Heavy lifting/carrying

Strong eye/hand coordination

Physical stamina/strength

Pushing/pulling

Good depth and color perception

Standing for many hours in one position

Students enrolled in this program are required to purchase specific tools, uniforms and equipment.

Certifications students can earn

Servsafe

Access ACF (American Culinary Federation)

Certified Culinarian

Certified Food Service Manager

Career possibilities

Cook

Host/Hostess

Pantry Worker

Waitress/Waiter

Utility Worker

Dining Room Attendant

Cook Helper

Career possibilities with additional education

Executive Chef

Sous Chef

Dietitian

Chef (many specialties)

Students enrolled in this program are eligible to receive college credits by participating in NMTCC’s dual enrollment program. This program allows students to take college level courses that fulfill both high school and college graduation requirements.

For more information, contact the Guidance Department at 215-368-1177.

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North Montco Technical Career Center conducts a survey of the seniors each year to determine their plans for the future. This chart indicates the plans of the Class of 2016 for the

Culinary Arts program.

35%

13%

52%

Post-secondary education in a trade related field

Post-secondary education in a non-trade related field

Non-trade related employment

Graduates from this program attend the following post-secondary institutions:

■ Culinary Institute of America

Johnson & Wales University

Montgomery County Community

College

The Restaurant School at Walnut

Hill College

67%

Engineering & Manufacturing

North Montco Technical Career Center conducts a survey of the seniors each year to determine their plans for the future. This chart indicates the plans of the Class of 2016 for the

Drafting and Design program.

33%

DRAFTING AND DESIGN

Students in the Drafting and Design program work with industry-standard software, computers and equipment to prepare for careers in drafting. Throughout the training at NMTCC, students will gradually master techniques in Drafting and Design utilizing ANSI/ASME standards.

The course will start with Basic Drafting that includes

Orthographic Projection, Auxiliary Views, Section Views,

Dimensioning, Fasteners, Axonometric, and other basic drafting skills and will continue with learning how to use many of the latest software packages. These include the latest versions of AutoCAD, Architectural Desktop, Inventor,

3D Studio, Revit Architecture and other related software packages.

Post-secondary education in a trade related field

Trade related employment

Graduates from this program attend the following post-secondary institutions:

Drexel University

ITT Technical Institute

Montgomery County Community

College

Penn College of Technology

Temple University

University of Pittsburgh

What you will learn

Basic drafting techniques including: orthographic projection, auxiliary views, section views dimensioning, fasteners, axonometric

ANSI/ASME Standards for Drafting

Computer aided drafting (CAD) techniques

Mechanical/machine drafting and design

Architectural drafting and design

AutoCAD

Inventor — Solids Modeling

Architectural Desktop

SolidWorks

Physical criteria

Manual dexterity

Strong eye/hand coordination

Career possibilities

Architectural Drafter

Civil Drafter

Electronic Drafter

Mechanical Drafter

CAD Technician

Career possibilities with additional education

Aeronautical Engineer

Architect

Chief Design Drafter

Civil Engineer

Electrical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

Students enrolled in this program are required to purchase specific tools, uniforms and equipment.

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Engineering & Manufacturing

MECHATRONICS

The Mechatronics program offered at NMTCC provides a synergistic approach to the understanding of principles in the engineering field. The program focuses on mechatronics engineering technology, which is a multidisciplinary field where workers design, troubleshoot, maintain and repair sophisticated automated equipment through a systems approach. Students will perform activities and obtain fundamental knowledge in the following areas: electrical, electronics, robotics, mechanical systems, fluid power systems, programmable logic controllers, control systems and mechatronics. Engineers and technicians with training in mechatronic systems have the greatest career mobility across technical disciplines.

What you will learn

Electrical Systems

Robotics

Mechanical Systems

Pneumatics

Physical criteria

Manual dexterity

Strong eye/hand coordination

Fluid Power

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

Blueprint reading

Control systems

Certifications students can earn

International Siemens Mechatronics

General Industry Safety (OSHA)

AMIST I

Fanuc Robot Programmer

Career possibilities

Mechanical Technician

Electronics Technician

Automation Technician

Robotics Technician

Pneumatic Technician

Career possibilities with additional education

Mechanical Engineer

Electronics Engineer

Robotics Engineer

Electrical Engineer

Manufacturing Engineer

Students enrolled in this program are required to purchase specific tools, uniforms and equipment.

North Montco Technical Career Center conducts a survey of the seniors each year to determine their plans for the future. This chart indicates the plans of the Class of 2016 for the

Mechatronics program.

11% 11%

11%

11%

56%

Post-secondary education in a trade related field

Trade related employment

Post-secondary education in a non-trade related field

Non-trade related employment

Undecided

Graduates from this program attend the following post-secondary institutions:

Montgomery County Community

College

Penn College of Technology

Penn State Institute of Technology

Reading Area Community College

University of Delaware

Widener University

Students enrolled in this program are eligible to receive college credits by participating in NMTCC’s dual enrollment program. This program allows students to take college level courses that fulfill both high school and college graduation requirements. Students may earn up to 16 college credits toward a degree in Mechatronics Engineering Technology through Reading Area Community College (RACC). Students may transfer their RACC degree to Penn State, Purdue University, California University of PA and more. For more information, contact the Guidance Department at 215-368-1177.

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Engineering & Manufacturing

North Montco Technical Career Center conducts a survey of the seniors each year to determine their plans for the future. This chart indicates the plans of the Class of 2016 for the

Precision Machining program.

20%

10%

10%

10%

50%

Post-secondary education in a trade related field

Trade related employment

Post-secondary education in a non-trade related field

Non-trade related employment

Undecided

Graduates from this program attend the following post-secondary institutions:

Montgomery County Community

College

Penn College of Technology

Thaddeus Stevens College

Williamson Free School of

Mechanical Trades

PRECISION MACHINING

The Precision Machining course of study is designed to prepare the interested student for varied manufacturing opportunities. The demands for the highly skilled craftsman are many. From the Machine Operator to the Toolmaker, from the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator to the

CNC Programmer, all start with the experience and training found in our complete precision machining lab.

The program is nationally certified with the National Institute for

Metalworking Skills (NIMS). It emphasizes the safe and proper operation of metalworking machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, precision grinders, and drill presses. The course also includes an introduction to layout and blueprint reading and instruction in computer numerical control

(CNC) machining.

What you will learn

Lathes

Milling machines

Precision grinders

Drill presses

Introduction to layout and blueprint reading

Instruction in computer numerical control (CNC) machining

Physical criteria

Manual dexterity

Strong eye/hand coordination

Fine motor skills

Standing for hours in one position

Certifications students can earn

National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)

Career possibilities

Machine Operator

General Machinist

Maintenance Machinist

CNC Operator

Production Machinist

Automotive Machinist

Marine Machinist

Inspector

Career possibilities with additional education

Apprentice Machinist

Apprentice Toolmaker

CNC Programmer

CNC Technician

Manufacturing Engineer

Students enrolled in this program are required to purchase specific tools, uniforms and equipment.

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Engineering & Manufacturing

WELDING AND FABRICATION

Welding and Fabrication students learn the skills and techniques necessary for success in a career that values well trained, experienced workers. They learn MIG and TIG welding as well as gas welding and about the operation of welding and metal fabrication machinery.

What you will learn

Shielded metal arc welding

Gas metal arc welding

Gas tungsten arc welding

Flux cored arc welding

Air carbon arc cutting

Oxy/fuel cutting

Pipe welding

Plasma arc cutting

Students enrolled in this program are required to purchase specific tools, uniforms and equipment.

Basic metallurgy

Welding inspection and testing

Blueprint reading

Welding symbol drawing and interpretation

Physical criteria

Manual dexterity

Heavy lifting/carrying

Strong eye/hand coordination

Physical stamina/strength

Pushing/pulling

Standing for hours in one position

Certifications students can earn

American Welding Society

Career possibilities

Gas-Metal Arc Welder (MIG)

Pipe Welder

Gas-Tungsten Arc Welder (TIG)

Steamfitter

Boiler Maker

Millwright

Combination Welder

Iron Worker

Sheetmetal Mechanic

Millwright

Career possibilities with additional education

Welding Engineer

Metallurgist

Welding Inspector

Welding Technician

Welding Sales

Business Owner

Mechanical Engineer

Welding Instructor

Diver/Welder

North Montco Technical Career Center conducts a survey of the seniors each year to determine their plans for the future. This chart indicates the plans of the Class of 2016 for the

Welding and Fabrication program.

43%

14%

14%

29%

Post-secondary education in a trade related field

Trade related employment

Post-secondary education in a non-trade related field

Military

Graduates from this program attend the following post-secondary institutions:

Hobart School of Welding

Lincoln Technical Institute

Montgomery County Community

College

Penn College of Technology

For safety reasons, students are not permitted to wear contact lenses in the welding lab. Additionally, if a student has prescription glasses, the lenses need to be made from safety glass or the student will be required to wear safety glasses over his/her prescription glasses.

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North Montco Technical Career Center conducts a survey of the seniors each year to determine their plans for the future. This chart indicates the plans of the Class of 2016 for the Horticulture program.

20%

20%

20%

40%

Post-secondary education in a trade related field

Trade related employment

Post-secondary education in a non-trade related field

Non-trade related employment

Graduates from this program attend the following post-secondary institutions:

Lehigh Carbon Community College

Montgomery County Community

College

Penn State University

Northampton Community College

Temple University Ambler

Horticulture

The Horticulture program will provide students with a working knowledge, understanding and application of skills important to establishing, maintaining and managing horticulture enterprises.

Practical landscape experience will be gained in planting and maintaining areas of the school campus. Operating a small production greenhouse and a school flower shop will enhance business and managerial skills. Students design arrangements for sale in the school store, and take orders for special events.

What you will learn

Landscape Maintenance and Gardening

Floral Design/Event Planning

Greenhouse Operations and Management

Plant Propagation

Basic Botany and Plant Identification

Soil Science

Pest Identification and Controls

Sustainable Horticulture Technology

Hydroponics/Aquaponics

Olericulture

Interior Plantscape

Nursery Operations

Horticulture Business Operations and safety

Physical criteria

Mechanical ability

Manual dexterity

Lifting/carrying

Strong eye/hand coordination

Physical stamina/strength

Good depth and color perception

Enjoy being outdoors

Certification Students Can Earn

OSHA 10 hour safety

PLANET Landscape Safety Training

LS training modules

Career possibilities

Landscape Gardener

Lawn Service Technician

Floral Designer

Nursery Worker

Garden Center Salesperson

Greenhouse Technician

Horticulture Therapy

Turf Management

Interior Plantscape

Management and Sales

Career possibilities with additional education

Landscape Designer/Architect

Greenhouse Owner/Manager

Floral Shop Manager

Horticulture Instructor

Soil Scientist

Interior Plantscape Technician

Pest Control Technician

Ag Extension Service

Students enrolled in this program are required to purchase specific tools, uniforms and equipment.

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Health & Human Services

ALLIED HEALTH

The Allied Health program is designed for college preparatory students who are interested in pursuing a medical or health science career after high school. The program is unique in that it is based in Abington Health Lansdale Hospital. Students enrolled in this program will report daily to the hospital where they will receive theoretical and technical instruction. In addition, through a bi-weekly schedule of clinical rotations, students will gain practical experience while working beside individual professionals in their specific departments. The Allied Health program is a great way for a student to test his/her dream of becoming a health care professional.

This program will take students into major departments of the hospital, such as – Emergency Room, Nursing Care Units, Medical Laboratory, Medical Imaging,

Respiratory Care, Pharmacy, Cardiology, Physical Therapy, Intensive Care, and

Operating Room.

Criteria for Admission—Students should apply for admission while in 11th grade. Only

12 students will be accepted into this program each year. GPA, attendance, conduct records, a personal essay, and letters of recommendation are primary considerations for acceptance. Performance in an interview may be evaluated as well. Students must have signed approval from a science teacher, guidance counselor and parent or guardian. A physical exam, negative two-step tuberculosis skin test of TB blood test, proof of Hepatitis B vaccination, and a cleared criminal record check must be obtained prior to entrance into the program. A flu shot is required in the Fall when the vaccine is available. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation.

What you will learn

Infection Control

Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology

Client and Care Giver Safety

Medical Terminology

Care Giving Skills

Vital Signs and Pain Assessment

Communication and Crisis

Medical Ethics and Legalities

Special Needs through the Life Span

Client’s Rights

Students enrolled in this program are required to purchase specific tools, uniforms and equipment.

Physical criteria

Manual dexterity

Heavy lifting/carrying (min. 50 lbs. as per industry requirements)

Strong eye/hand coordination

Physical stamina/strength

Pushing/pulling

Standing for long periods of time

Career possibilities with additional education

Medical Doctor

Registered Nurse

Pharmacist

Physical Therapist

Occupational Therapist

Physician’s Assistant

Respiratory Therapist

Medical Lab Technician

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North Montco Technical Career Center conducts a survey of the seniors each year to determine their plans for the future. This chart indicates the plans of the Class of 2016 for the

Allied Health program.

100%

Post-secondary education in a trade related field

Graduates from this program attend the following post-secondary institutions:

Arcadia University

Drexel University

Ithaca College

Jefferson Medical College

Johns Hopkins University

Northeastern University

New York University

Penn State University

Temple University

University of Connecticut

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh

Ursinus College

Villanova University

Wells College

Health & Human Services

North Montco Technical Career Center conducts a survey of the seniors each year to determine their plans for the future. This chart indicates the plans of the Class of 2016 for the

Biotechnology program.

18%

82%

Post-secondary education in a trade related field

Post-secondary education in a non-trade related field

Graduates from this program attend the following post-secondary institutions:

■ Columbia University

Cornell University

Drexel University

Montgomery County Community

College

Penn State University

Princeton University

Temple University

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh

University of Rochester

Ursinus College

BIOTECHNOLOGY

Biotechnology is a diverse and challenging field with excellent opportunities for career growth in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, as well as research. The program introduces students to core competencies and practical applications. Students comply with safety guidelines while learning standard laboratory techniques of microbiology, preparing media and solutions, and using laboratory equipment. Specialized training is then provided in cell culture, protein purification, recombinant DNA technology, and forensics.

This is a laboratory intensive program that integrates technical competency with employability skills and related academic content.

In partnership with Montgomery County Community College, a junior/senior course is available at NMTCC. Students earn eight college credits for an introductory survey course in Biotechnology and a laboratory course emphasizing technical skills and instrumentation. The application process includes a personal interview, a visit to the Biotechnology laboratory, a letter of recommendation from a science teacher, and submission of a completed application form with a high school transcript. Acceptance into the program is determined in the spring.

Students accepted into the morning session are required to provide their own transportation to NMTCC, since class starts at 7:30 am. Students accepted into the afternoon session are transported by their sending school or provide their own transportation. Prerequisites: Biology and concurrent Chemistry.

What you will learn

Laboratory Safety

Fundamentals of Biotechnology

Instrumentation/Equipment

Microbiology

Recombinant DNA Technology

Upstream Processing/Tissue Culture

Downstream Processing/Protein Purification

Quality Control/Assurance and Regulatory Compliance

Physical criteria

Manual dexterity

Good eye/hand coordination

Career possibilities with additional education

Laboratory Technician

Research Assistant/Associate

Quality Control Inspector/Analyst

Media Prep Technician

Fermentation Technician/Assistant

Sales Representative

Technical Writer

Forensic Analyst

Assay Analyst

Medical/Phamaceutical

Students enrolled in this program are eligible to receive college credits by participating in NMTCC’s dual credit program. This program allows students to take college level courses that fulfill both high school and college graduation requirements.

For more information, contact the Guidance Department at 215-368-1177.

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Health & Human Services

HEALTH OCCUPATIONS

The Health Occupations curriculum focuses on the delivery of quality health care to clients in various settings. It includes hands-on experience at local health care facilities and provides the technical training needed to pursue a health care career. Curriculum includes a one-year, stateapproved nurse aide training program, which all students are expected to complete after satisfactory mastery of the core skills.

Criteria for admission – A physical exam stating the candidate is free of infectious disease and can lift a minimum of 50 lbs, a negative two-step tuberculosis test, proof of Hepatitis B vaccination and a cleared Criminal

Record Check must be obtained prior to entrance into the program.

Every year thereafter, the students will be required to obtain a physical exam, a negative tuberculosis test or TB blood test and a cleared

Criminal Record Check.

What you will learn

Human Needs and Human

Development

Orientation

Safety

Professionalism

Communication

Infection Control

Emergency Care and Disaster

Preparedness

Moving, Lifting and Positioning

Health Care Providers Skills

Nutrition and Hydration

Basic Structure/Functions of the

Human Body

Death and Dying

Medical Terminology

Computer Applications

Job Seeking

Career and Technical Leadership

Senior Project

Physical criteria

Manual dexterity

Strong eye/hand coordination

Heavy lifting/carrying

(minimum of

50 lbs. as per industry requirements)

Pushing/pulling

Physical stamina/strength

Standing for long periods of time

Certifications students can earn

PA Certified Nursing Assistant

Feeding Assistant Certification

Career possibilities

Nursing Assistant

Personal Care Aide

Feeding Assistant

Career possibilities with additional education

Dental Hygienist

Medical Assistant

Medical Lab Technician

Pharmacy Technician

Physical Therapy Assistant

Radiology Technician

Registered Nurse

Surgical Technician

Respiratory Therapist

Students enrolled in this program are required to purchase specific tools, uniforms and equipment.

Students enrolled in this program are eligible to receive college credits by participating in NMTCC’s dual enrollment program. This program allows students to take college level courses that fulfill both high school and college graduation requirements.

For more information, contact the

Guidance Department at 215-368-1177.

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North Montco Technical Career Center conducts a survey of the seniors each year to determine their plans for the future. This chart indicates the plans of the Class of 2016 for the

Health Occupations program.

6%

6%

88%

Post-secondary education in a trade related field

Post-secondary education in a non-trade related field

Trade related employment

Graduates from this program attend the following post-secondary institutions:

Immaculata University

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Kutztown University

Montgomery County Community

College

Health & Human Services

North Montco Technical Career Center conducts a survey of the seniors each year to determine their plans for the future. This chart indicates the plans of the Class of 2016 for the Protective

Services program.

30%

10%

10%

20%

30%

Post-secondary education in a trade related field

Trade related employment

Post-secondary education in a non-trade related field

Non-trade related employment

Military

Graduates from this program attend the following post-secondary institutions:

■ Montgomery County Community

College

Penn State University

PROTECTIVE SERVICES

The Protective Services Technology program will provide students with an experience in the general public service occupation cluster. After covering a broad curriculum, students will specialize in several aspects of emergency medical service, police science, security, firefighting, and other related occupational fields. Students are encouraged to pursue post-secondary training for more career opportunities. Community service is also a requirement of this program. A cleared Criminal Record

Check must be obtained prior to entrance into the program.

What you will learn

Pennsylvania Laws

Law Enforcement

Crime Scene Investigation

EMS

Security

Safety and Emergency Management

Fire Fighting

Physical criteria

Manual dexterity

Strong eye/hand coordination

Heavy lifting

Walking

Physical stamina/strength

Pushing/pulling/carrying

Good depth and color perception

Certifications students can earn

Security Officer

First Aid

Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Expandable Baton

Self Defense

National Incident Management Systems

Tactical Handcuffing

Retail Security

Career possibilities

Correction Officer

Military Police

Dispatcher

Security Officer

Park Ranger

Police Officer

Probation Officer

Fire Fighter

Investigator

Career possibilities with additional education

State or Municipal Police Officer

Criminal Investigator

Federal Positions (FBI, U.S. Marshal, INS, DEA…)

Students enrolled in this program are required to purchase specific tools, uniforms and equipment.

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Power & Transportation

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

In accordance with ASE/NATEF and AYES standards, the Automotive

Technology Program provides current curriculum, instructional materials, and equipment that are needed to reinforce knowledge, skills and attitudes appropriate to industry needs.

What you will learn

The eight ASE curriculum areas:

Engine Repair

Brakes

Automatic Transmission/Transaxle

Electrical/Electronic Systems

Manual Drive Train and Axles

Heating and Air Conditioning

Suspension and Steering

Engine Performance

Physical criteria

Manual dexterity

Heavy lifting

Strong eye/hand coordination

Physical stamina/strength

Students enrolled in this program are required to purchase specific tools, uniforms and workbook.

Certifications students can earn

AYES (Automotive Youth Education System)

PA Certified Safety Inspection Mechanic

PA Certified Emissions Inspection Mechanic

MACS or ASE Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling

SP/2 Safety and Pollution Prevention

ASE (student)

Career possibilities

General Technician

Line Technician

Alignment/Suspension Technician

Driveline Technician

Air Conditioning Technician

Engine/Performance Technician

Electrical/Electronic Technician

Insurance Estimator

Assistant Service Manager

Career possibilities with additional education

New/Used Car Sales Manager

Insurance Investigator

Dealership Service Director

Factory Zone Manager

Automotive Editor/Writer

College/High School Instructor

Factory Representative

General/Service Manager

Students enrolled in this program are eligible to receive college credits by participating in NMTCC’s dual enrollment program. This program allows students to take college level courses that fulfill both high school and college graduation requirements.

For more information, contact the Guidance Department at 215-368-1177.

North Montco Technical Career Center conducts a survey of the seniors each year to determine their plans for the future. This chart indicates the plans of the Class of 2016 for the Automotive

Technology program.

12%

5%

35% 18%

12%

18%

Post-secondary education in a trade related field

Trade related employment

Post-secondary education in a non-trade related field

Non-trade related employment

Undecided

Military

Graduates from this program attend the following post-secondary institutions:

Automotive Training Center

NASCAR Technical Institute

Philadelphia University

Universal Technical Institute

University of Northwestern Ohio

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Power & Transportation

North Montco Technical Career Center conducts a survey of the seniors each year to determine their plans for the future. This chart indicates the plans of the Class of 2016 for the

Auto Collision Repair program.

50%

50%

Post-secondary education in a trade related field

Post-secondary education in a non-trade related field

Graduates from this program attend the following post-secondary institutions:

Automotive Training Center

Montgomery County Community

College

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Universal Technical Institute

WyoTech

AUTO COLLISION REPAIR

The Auto Collision Repair Program is focused on high tech training necessary to diagnose and repair the finish coatings, cosmetic features, structure, and complex components/systems in today’s automobiles. Any student successfully completing this program, or a segment of specialized instruction, can expect to be prepared for employment in this industry, or pursue advanced technical training at the post-secondary level and be ready for Automotive Service

Excellence (ASE) certification.

What you will learn

Automotive detailing

Damage analysis

Finish coat preparation/application

Sheet metal/panel repair

Plastic panel repair

Panel/component replacement

Vehicle structural repair

Steering and suspension

Electrical systems

Lighting systems

Engine systems

Fasteners

Exterior/Interior molding and trim

Glass replacement

Refinishing equipment and procedures

Physical criteria

Manual dexterity

Heavy lifting/carrying

Strong eye/hand coordination

Physical stamina/strength

Pushing/pulling

Good depth and color perception

Standing for many hours in one position

Certifications students can earn

AYES (Automotive Youth Education System)

SP/2 Safety and Pollution Prevention

ASE

Students enrolled in this program are required to purchase specific tools, uniforms and equipment.

Career possibilities

Automotive Detailer

Finish Coat Preparer

Paint Mixer

Auto Body Repairer

Career possibilities with additional education

Damage Analyst

Finish Coat Applicator

Vehicle Structural Repairer

Sheet Metal/Panel Repairer

Paint Products Representative

Insurance Adjuster

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Power & Transportation

DIESEL TRUCK TECHNOLOGY

As the trucking industry continues to expand, the demand is growing for mechanics and technicians to repair and maintain diesel engines. Medium/Heavy Duty trucks and equipment require educated and experienced technicians for their maintenance and repair. Upon completion of the Diesel Truck

Technology program, students may secure employment as entrylevel technicians or advance their education and training. This program follows the National Automotive Technicians Education

Foundation/Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (NATEF/

ASE) standards for Medium/Heavy Duty Diesel Truck technology.

What you will learn

Brake systems

Drive trains

Electrical/electronic systems

Suspension and steering systems

Preventive maintenance

Diesel engines

Physical criteria

Manual dexterity

Heavy lifting/carrying

Strong eye/hand coordination

Physical stamina/strength

Pushing/pulling

Good depth and color perception

Certifications students can earn

SP/2 Safety and Pollution Prevention

PA Certified Safety Inspection Mechanic (evening class)

Career possibilities

Diesel Engine Mechanic

Preventive Maintenance Mechanic

Drive Trains Mechanic

Diesel Engine Specialist

Brake Specialist

Career possibilities with additional education

Diesel Technology Instructor

Service Manager

Service Technician

Students enrolled in this program are required to purchase specific tools, uniforms and equipment.

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North Montco Technical Career Center conducts a survey of the seniors each year to determine their plans for the future. This chart indicates the plans of the Class of 2016 for the

Diesel Truck Technology program.

10%

50%

40%

Post-secondary education in a trade related field

Trade related employment

Undecided

Graduates from this program attend the following post-secondary institutions:

■ Montgomery County Community

College

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Universal Technical Institute

University of Northwestern Ohio

North Montco Technical Career Center conducts a survey of the seniors each year to determine their plans for the future. This chart indicates the plans of the Class of 2016 for the Recreational

Power Equipment program.

40%

60%

Trade related employment

Post-secondary education in a non-trade related field

Graduates from this program attend the following post-secondary institutions:

Montgomery County Community

College

Universal Technical Institute

Power & Transportation

RECREATIONAL POWER EQUIPMENT

From recreational vehicles and equipment such as snowmobiles, jet skis and motorcycles, to lawn and garden equipment, such as mowers and chain saws, small engines power many machines that make our lives easier and more enjoyable. Recreational Power Equipment is the study of

“how and why” machinery operates along with the “whys” of machinery failure and the learning of “how to” diagnose the problems and make proper, efficient repairs. Students will be able to specialize in different areas of repairing and maintaining this equipment.

What you will learn

Internal combustion engines

Engine troubleshooting/repair

Power drives

Transmissions

Transaxles

Auxiliary and Implement drives

Hydraulic systems

Electrical systems

Students enrolled in this program are required to purchase specific tools, uniforms and equipment.

Maintenance and repair servicing of steering, braking, suspension, wheels and tires, frames and chassis, accessories and implements

Physical criteria

Manual dexterity

Heavy lifting/carrying

Strong eye/hand coordination

Physical stamina/strength

Pushing/Pulling

Good depth and color perception

Certifications students can earn

EETC Technician (Equipment and Engine Training Council)

SP/2 Safety and Pollution Prevention

Career possibilities

Motorcycle Technician

Outdoor Power Equipment Technician

Motorboat Technician

Career possibilities with additional education

Motorcycle Dealer

Outdoor Power Equipment Professional

Service Manager

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Power & Transportation

WAREHOUSING & LOGISTICS

The Warehousing & Logistics program prepares individuals to manage and coordinate logistical functions in an enterprise and to undertake the responsibilities associated with receiving, storing, shipping, controlling and distributing products and materials and the various systems and record keeping pertaining to these operations.

Students will be instructed in the use of storage space, inventory control and shipping and receiving practices; equipment such as fork lifts, conveyors, hand trucks, carts and other devices used to transport materials and/or supplies to various destinations; and the various types of packaging techniques necessary for safe transport of goods.

What you will learn

Warehouse management system

Forklift operations

Material handling equipment

Supply chain management

Customer service

Stocking

Shipping and receiving

Inventory control

Ergonomics

Sales policies and procedures

Sales promotion

Point of Sale

Students enrolled in this program are required to purchase specific uniforms and equipment.

Physical criteria

Manual dexterity

Strong eye/hand coordination

Certifications students can earn

OSHA 10 hour general industry safety

Forklift Operator

Raymond Corporation - “Safety on The Move”

Crown Operator Training

Career possibilities

Forklift Operator

Shipping/Receiving Associate

Order Picker

Customer Service Representative

Delivery Person

Department Manager

Retail Sales Representative

Career possibilities with additional education

Warehouse Manager/Supervisor

Purchasing Representative

Store Manager

Store Owner

Business Owner

Outside Sales Representative

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North Montco Technical Career Center conducts a survey of the seniors each year to determine their plans for the future. This chart indicates the plans of the Class of 2016 for the Retail

Distribution program.

24%

38%

38%

Trade related employment

Post-secondary education in a non-trade related field

Post-secondary education in a trade related field

Graduates from this program attend the following post-secondary institutions:

Bucks County Community College

■ Montgomery County Community

College

North Montco Technical Career Center conducts a survey of the seniors each year to determine their plans for the future. This chart indicates the plans of the Class of 2016 for the

Commercial Art program.

9%

91%

Post-secondary education in a trade related field

Non-trade related employment

Graduates from this program attend the following post-secondary institutions:

■ Art Institute of Philadelphia

Full Sail University

Hussian School of Art

Kutztown University

Millersville University

Montgomery County Community

College

Penn State University

Visual Communications

COMMERCIAL AND ADVERTISING ART

The Commercial and Advertising Art Program offers instruction encompassing a broad spectrum of art and design related occupations. Students are introduced to the tools and techniques needed to become successful advertising artists and designers.

Growth in illustration, design and other techniques will create a demand for skilled artists and designers far in excess of qualified workers. The core curriculum focuses on advertising design, digital imaging, illustration and the principles of creating good advertising. Hands-on learning will provide students with the background needed to develop a viable portfolio.

What you will learn

Adobe Software

Advertising Layout and Design

Illustration/drawing

Digital Art and Manipulation

Typography

Color Theory and Application

Printing and Production Processes

Physical criteria

Manual dexterity

Strong eye/hand coordination

Good depth and color perception

Ability to concentrate

Attention to detail

Career possibilities with additional education

Advertising Design

Graphic Design

Web Page Design

Production Artist/Design

Desktop Design

Package Design

Publication Design

Art Director

Multimedia Design

Creative Director

Students enrolled in this program are required to purchase specific tools, uniforms and equipment.

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Visual Communications

GRAPHIC ARTS

The Graphic Arts program is a PrintEd certified program that offers instruction encompassing a broad spectrum of design and print related occupations. The major areas of study in the graphic arts program include graphic design and layout, Adobe

Creative Cloud, typography, offset printing operation, bindery, document management/quick copy center operations and digital photography.

What you will learn

Principles and Elements of Design

Color Theory

Typography

Digital Photography

Prepress Technology

Offset & Digital Printing

Bindery Operations

Graphic Design

Computer Illustration

Adobe Photoshop/InDesign/Illustrator/Acrobat/Lightroom

Electronic Publishing

Website Design Principles

Career/Job Seeking Skills

Physical criteria

Manual dexterity

Strong eye/hand coordination

Good depth and color perception

Certifications students can earn

PrintED/SkillsUSA Student Certification

Adobe Certified Associate

Career possibilities

Production Artist

Digital Press Operator

Printing Customer Service Representative

Bindery/Finishing Operator

Career possibilities with additional education

Graphic Designer (advertising/marketing, corporate, publishing and printing, and packaging industries)

Web and Digital Media Design

Lithography/Offset Printing

Printing Management

Photographer

It is required that students purchase a flash drive to store their electronic files

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North Montco Technical Career Center conducts a survey of the seniors each year to determine their plans for the future. This chart indicates the plans of the Class of 2016 for the

Graphic Arts program.

33%

8%

59%

Post-secondary education in a trade related field

Post-secondary education in a non-trade related field

Non-trade related employment

Graduates from this program attend the following post-secondary institutions:

Antonelli Institute

Full Sail University

Lansdale School of Business

Montgomery County Community College

New England Institute of Art

Northampton Community College

Seton Hill University

York College of Pennsylvania

North Montco Technical Career Center conducts a survey of the seniors each year to determine their plans for the future. This chart indicates the plans of the Class of 2016 for the Internet

Technologies program.

20%

20%

60%

Post-secondary education in a trade related field

Undecided

Military

Graduates from this program attend the following post-secondary institutions:

Montgomery County Community

College

Visual Communications

INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES

The Internet Technologies program is an instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical skills in support and design of computer systems and networks. The program includes instruction in website design as well as game and simulation development. The program also provides a technical foundation for college-bound students pursuing a career in information technology and provides the training for students to acquire several industrial certifications. The course includes the

Oracle and Cisco Academies, which provide training in computer networking, database design, computer system support, computer repair and service, and other IT subjects.

What you will learn

Cisco Academy

Network Technologies

Computer repair and service

Other Internet Subjects

Physical criteria

Sitting/typing

Certifications students can earn

CompTIA

Cisco

Career possibilities

Computer Security Specialist

Network Administrator

Network System Analyst

Data Communications Analyst

Information Systems Manager

Students enrolled in this program may be eligible to receive college credits.

For more information, contact the Guidance Department at 215-368-1177.

Students enrolled in this program are required to purchase specific tools, uniforms and equipment.

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Success Stories

M any North Montco Technical Career Center (NMTCC) cosmetology graduates are now employed at La Mirage

Salon located on Valley Forge Road in Lansdale. This salon specializes in hair, skin and nails and has partnered with

NMTCC for many years by hiring apprentices while they are still in high school and hiring graduates of our Cosmetology program.

Kellie Galinski, owner of La Mirage Salon, graduated from

NMTCC in 1981 and has been with La Mirage for 18 years. After starting this business when she was 28 years old, Kellie finds her employees through NMTCC. She believes the training the cosmetology students receive at NMTCC enables the students to be well prepared for professional employment. She also finds the

NMTCC cosmetology students to be very eager to learn. These are qualities she looks for when hiring employees for her salon.

Currently there are nine NMTCC graduates, including Kellie, working at La Mirage Salon.

As an employer, Kellie enjoys mentoring the cosmetology students and encourages them to continue their training to learn as much as they can in the ever changing field of cosmetology.

Other successful cosmetology alumni currently working with

Kellie at La Mirage include:

• Angela Diehl McAteer, class of ’96

• Denean Clemmer Petrillo, class of ’96

• Nicole Tucci Baker, class of ’03

• Francesca Gaeta, class of ’04

• Rene Mizdail, class of ’08

• Brittney Fretz, class of ’09

• Stephanie Zelnick, class of ’09

• Ashley Rippert, class of ’10

We appreciate the training and guidance Kellie and the other NMTCC graduates working at La Mirage provide to our cosmetology students. For more information visit the La Mirage website at www.lamiragesalon.com

A nother successful local company which has hired several NMTCC graduates is L.I.P. Collision, Inc.

- a full service collision and restoration facility located in North Wales. L.I.P. Collision has partnered with NMTCC for many years by hiring apprentices while they are still in high school and hiring graduates from our Auto Collision Repair program.

Mark Mintzer, owner of L.I.P. Collision said,

“Partnering with North Montco was one of the best decisions I have ever made, since 5 out of 7 people running my business graduated from North Montco.”

The following NMTCC alumni are currently working at L.I. P. Collision:

John Nestor, Class of 1986, initially worked at JL

Freed while in high school.

Josh Taylor, Class of 2001, was a Pennsylvania

Youth Apprentice and while in high school, was trained at L.I.P. by John Nestor. Josh said he knew what to expect and what the company expected of him because he had the opportunity to be an apprentice while in high school. He is currently employed as the Assistant

Manager/Estimator.

Daniel Benco, Class of 2006, attended Nashville

Auto Diesel College before being hired by L.I.P. Collision.

Andrew Little, Class of 2008, was a Pennsylvania

Youth Apprentice and while in high school, was trained at L.I.P. by Josh Taylor.

Phil Ziegler, Class of 2008, attended Automotive

Training Center before being hired by L.I.P. Collision.

L.I.P. Collision is a true example of how NMTCC students receive the training necessary to succeed in their field and continue to help others who attend

NMTCC.

Where are YOU going after high school?

Are you college-bound or do you want to go right to work? Either way,

North Montco Technical

Career Center is a great

place to get a head start on establishing a rewarding career.

North Montco Technical

Career Center offers you the tools for success.

Just ask our alumni:

Michael Hoffmann

NMTCC Automotive Technology Program: Class of 2007

Mike became interested in working on cars at a very young age.

Growing up watching his father work on the family cars peaked

Mike’s interest. Mike always wanted to know how things worked, and why they worked the way they did. As he got older, Mike realized he could make a career out of it. He set his goals high and aimed for the top, a career working in NASCAR.

Mike trained at Yocum Ford while he was in high school. As Mike explains,”being able to go to work, learn under a mentor, and have hands-on experience all while getting paid is an amazing opportunity.

NMTCC did a great job setting me up with a generous employer and a great mentor. It definitely gives you a starting point for your career, and helps you decide the direction you want to go.”

While working hard over the years, Mike has now realized one of his dreams. He is currently employed at JR Motorsports in Mooresville,

NC. He is working as the interior mechanic and tire specialist for the number 7 NASCAR Nationwide Series car, driven by Regan Smith.

Mark Randazzo

NMTCC Baking and Pastry Arts Program: Class of 2000

Culinary Institute of America: Baking and Pastry program Class

of 2002

Because of his love of art and baking, Mark decided to combine his passions and become a pastry chef. The first step in achieving his goals was enrolling in the North Montco Technical Career Center’s

Baking and Pastry program. It was this program that led him to the

PYAP program and a position at the William Penn Inn in Gwynedd,

PA. Between the rigor of his apprenticeship and his technical school program, Mark was well prepared for the demanding program at the

Culinary Institute of America. After graduating, Mark moved to New

York City where he worked at several elite establishments and in

2007 opened Mark Joseph Cakes (markjosephcakes.com)

James Moffo

NMTCC HVAC Program: Class of 2001

Unsure of what he wanted to do after high school graduation,

James attended NMTCC hoping to pursue a career in Carpentry. After clustering through the programs offered in NMTCC’s Construction

Trades cluster, James interest in HVAC was peaked. While attending high school, James secured a position with an HVAC company. His employer sent him to Delaware County Community College after high school to further his education. Using the skills and training he learned over the years, James is successfully continuing his employment at Carney Plumbing, Heating and Cooling as the

Installation and Service Manager.

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Continuing Education

North Montco Technical Career Center Offers Quality Training

Evening classes available in the Spring and Fall

Daytime training offered if slots are available

CDL class A and B offered

Emissions/safety inspection training

Driver Education Program (classroom, behind the wheel and licensing exam)

Customized job training available

Evening school programs for professionals and paraprofessionals

Evening school areas include: construction trades, culinary ares, machine trades, engineering, health & human services, manufacturing, power and transportation, protective services

NM

Contact the Continuing Education Department: 215-855-3931

1265 Sumneytown Pike • Lansdale, PA 19446

North Montco

Technical Career Center

[email protected] • www.nmtcc.org

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Equity Statement

The North Montco Technical Career Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities and provides equal access to youth groups. Inquiries may be directed to the Administrative Director - the Title IX

Coordinator/Section 504/ADA Title II Coordinator at 1265

Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale, PA 19446 or 215-368-1177.

For more information on programs offered at

NMTCC, contact the

Student Services

Department at

215-368-1177.

Mission

The North Montco Technical Career Center is dedicated to delivering quality technical and academic programs that meet the needs of our students and prospective employers. This will be accomplished through a perpetual improvement system that ensures stakeholders and educated, competent individual capable of contributing to the welfare of the community.

Sending Districts

• Methacton

• North Penn

• Perkiomen Valley

• Souderton Area

• Wissahickon

Our Budget (2015-2016)

Operating budget ...................................................$11.2 million

Our Students (2015-2016)

Total number of students

(Grades 9 through 12) .......................................................1,030

Graduates from the Class of 2016

Total number of 2014 graduates .........................................231

Pursuing post-secondary education ...................................69%

Working in a trade-related field ...........................................17%

Joining the military ................................................................. 4%

Fast Facts

Programs Offered

• Allied Health

• Auto Collision Repair

• Automotive Technology

• Biotechnology

• Commercial and Advertising Art

• Construction Carpentry

• Cosmetology

• Culinary Arts

• Diesel Truck Technology

• Drafting & Design

• Electrical Trades

• Graphic Arts

• Health Occupations

• Horticulture

• HVAC

• Internet Technologies

• Mechatronics

• Precision Machining

• Protective Services

• Recreational Power Equipment

• Warehousing & Logistics

• Welding & Fabrication

Driver’s Education classes are offered after school and in the evenings through the Continuing

Education Office.

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Myth vs. Fact

(The truth about a technical education)

Myth◄

Students who attend North Montco Technical

Career Center are not able to go to college.

Fact►

69% of last year’s graduates continued their education at a college, a technical school, or a trade school. In fact we have graduates attending

Drexel University, Villanova University, University of Pennsylvania, Ursinus College, Penn State

University, Gwynedd Mercy College, Montgomery

County Community College, Art Institute of

Philadelphia, Johnson & Wales University, The

Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, ITT

Technical Institute, Reading Area Community

College, Automotive Training Center, DeVry

University, Hussian School of Art, Penn College of

Technology and more…

Myth◄

There are more jobs for college graduates than technical school graduates.

Fact►

About 70% of the present jobs require some kind of technical skill. People who graduate from a traditional college find that they need to further their education at a technical school to be qualified for many of the available jobs. In addition, if you have a trade background, you will be able to work at a good paying job while attending college.

Myth◄

I have been told that I need at least 2 years of a foreign language to be accepted into a good college.

Fact►

What we suggest is that you talk with your parents about your plans and have them look into the entrance requirements for various colleges. For many colleges, the foreign language requirement is dependent on your major. Community colleges, technical and trade schools do not have a foreign language requirement.

Myth◄

Drugs and discipline problems are prevalent at

North Montco Technical Career Center.

Fact►

North Montco Technical Career Center has a zero tolerance policy that is much stricter than

many of our sending school districts. Our student handbook provides details on how discipline is handled at North Montco Technical Career Center.

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Myth◄

Students who attend North Montco Technical

Career Center are offered a lower quality of education than those students who take all their classes at their sending school.

Fact►

North Montco Technical Career Center has students who are in the gifted program, regular education, honors, and learning support programs at their sending schools. It is up to the students and their parents to make sure they are taking the appropriate courses at the appropriate level at their sending school. In addition, North Montco Technical

Career Center students get a start at obtaining the technical skills required for today’s job market .

Myth◄

If I choose to attend North Montco Technical

Career Center, I won’t be able to participate in extra-curricular activities at my sending school.

Fact►

Attending North Montco Technical Career Center is just like taking any other minor or elective at your sending school. All North Montco Technical Career

Center students, even those students who attend full time, are still eligible for all sports and extra curricular events held at the sending schools. In addition, you have the opportunity to participate in various student organizations at North Montco

Technical Career Center.

NM

North Montco

Technical Career Center

The Salon

Open Daily

8:10-11:30 AM

12:15-2:00 PM

For appointments call x113

Open to the Public

The Restaurant

Open Wed. and Thurs.

8:45-10:00 AM

12:15-1:45 PM

For reservations call x193

The Bakery

Open Wed. and Thurs.

8:45-10:00 AM

12:30-2:00 PM

To place an order call x119

Visit our website – w w w . n m t c c . o r g – for weekly specials.

1265 Sumneytown Pike • Lansdale, PA 19446 • 215-368-1177

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Congratulations to

Zachary Fuschetto (North Penn)

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

2016 National SkillsUSA

Restaurant Service Competition

NM-08/Rev. 8/16

ISO 9001: 2008 Certified

1265 Sumneytown Pike • Lansdale, PA 19446

(215) 368-1177 • Fax (215) 855-7929 • www.nmtcc.org

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